Updates from Club Secretary, Steve Woodfull:
- For those that haven't wrapped up memberships, please do urgently as they are now overdue. This may also include NEW or RENEWED WWCC's
- We had a large number of applications for the Office Administrator position and will shortly short list. In the meantime, we have found additional temporary support and appreciate your patience with membership renewals / applications. (The Membership page on the website has valuable help with the online process).
- A call out for a Bumblebee editor responsible for the electronic distribution of Club news on a quarterly basis
Update from VP Lifesaving, Justine Cain:
The Bronze and Cadet Camp 2017 / 2018 is set to be our best one yet. Candidates will receive notification this week via email. The team have been working behind the scenes to plan an awesome camp !
Update from VP Aquatic Sports, Drew Robinson:
Update on the 3 sub committee's discussed at the AGM - These sub-Committees have been established to assist the Executive Committee with the financial management and governance of the club and to focus on and enhance engagement with all members of the club. The formation of these sub-committees is currently in its infancy, but a process is underway to detail clear scope and responsibilities for each sub-committee and also to ensure that suitable and willing members are appointed to the Committees. Should any member wish to be considered for any Committee, we would welcome participation and request that your expression of interest be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
I'm pleased to advise that the position of Treasurer that I have been covering since the AGM has now been filled. Catherine (Bunny) Carrigan has been appointed and will work closely with our Book-keeper and Accountant (who have been working steadily in the background since the AGM).
Bunny is a management consultant currently running her own niche supply chain and business reform consultancy. She is also a serving Army Reserve Colonel with 20 years of prior service in the Australian Regular Army. Bunny has a long association with the town of Point Lonsdale having holidayed here every year since she was six months old. She also lived here in 1999 while posted to Fort Queenscliff. As a youth, Bunny yearned to become a Nipper but it was the early 70s and girls were not allowed to participate. The year that girls were finally allowed was the year she became too old. She therefore took up surfing and remains an avid 'punter 'surfer. She is excited to finally be able to contribute to PLSLSC. Her son Will has been involved in the Cadet and Bronze programs and was a Nipper instructor for three years. Bunny has been active on several committees and Boards, performing as Chair for a number of them. She has also been an Honorary ADC to the Governor of Victoria. Welcome Bunny !
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being at the Club and (partly) assisting with final preparations for the Gear Inspection. It was great to see the teamwork and interaction between our life saving services leadership group - well done Charlie and the team. Thanks to Tim, Huw, Tom, James, Justine, Shona, Alan and Jim that have / are assisting with this important process.
In the last fortnight it was great to have Chris Harper and Matt Vaughan visit the HC Windmill Back Beach Base, along with project Architect Tony Baenziger, Andrew MacLeod and myself to look at some other options for addressing the concrete cancer affected section of this vital lifesaving facility. We want to build a cost effective building that also meets the needs of a modern lifesaving service.
A reminder that just around the corner are 2 special events to celebrate the significant milestone of the Club's 70th Birthday. Tickets are available online, for this all ages community event : https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=26521